The 28-Mile River In Hawaii That Features Countless Jaw-Dropping Cascades

The Hawaiian Islands are an absolute paradise, home to countless pristine beaches, majestic mountains, awe-inspiring jungles, and cascading waterfalls. But there are some spots more heavenly than others, like the meandering Wailuku River. The second largest river in Hawaii, Wailuku River flows 28 miles along the line where lava from Hawaii Island’s two major volcanoes — Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea — meet. The river eroded a gorge in the lava flow and created a simply heavenly landscape we just can’t get enough of.

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